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Queen And Country Trailer


Basic training for the Korean War is tough on a group of young British cadets. It's specifically tough on Bill Rohan (Callum Turner), as their sergeant hates him. The only consoling factor is the trainee nurses school just outside of his basecamp. When he's not trying to woo the nurses in the town, he's sneaking over to their school to see the woman he has fallen in love with. But when the sergeant's prize clock is stolen, Rohan must do everything to save his best friend from court marshalling, catch the girl of his dreams, and prepare for war.

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Heather Goldenhersh and Brian F. O'Byrne - US Ireland Alliance to Honor Stephen Colbert, Carrie Fisher and Irish Artist Colin Davidson at Pre Academy Awards Event at Bad Robot Santa Monica, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th February 2015

Heather Goldenhersh and Brian F. O'byrne

Jimmy's Hall Trailer


Jimmy Gralton is a political activist in the 1930s with strong communist values. Unfortunately, this doesn't put him in the best light for Ireland's Catholic church, who consider he, his friends and associates to be antichrists. Jimmy runs a dance hall whereby he makes his views heard as the people of his town enjoy music and socialising as well as learning together and creating happy memories. The local priest doesn't see it as such a great thing though and he subsequently does his best to convince his parishioners that the hall brings nothing but evil to the neighbourhood. Those for the continuation of the hall's practises suddenly find themselves violently up against the protesting Catholic community, and two things that were always supposed to be about peace and civic spirit suddenly become armies who'll stop at nothing to defend their values.

'Jimmy's Hall' is a shocking Irish drama based on a true story during the 'Red Scare' in Ireland in the 1930s. BAFTA nominated director Ken Loach ('Sweet Sixteen', 'My Name Is Joe', 'The Navigators') is at the helm alongside screenwriter Paul Laverty ('The Wind That Shakes the Barley', 'The Angels' Share', 'Cargo'). It is scheduled to be released in the UK on May 30th 2014.

Brian F. O'Byrne and Heather Goldenhersh O'Byrne - Opening Night after party for Broadway's Outside Mullingar, held at the Copacabana nightclub - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Friday 24th January 2014

Brian F. O'byrne and Heather Goldenhersh O'byrne
Dearbhla Molloy, Brian F. O'byrne, Debra Messing and Peter Maloney
Brian F. O'byrne
Brian F. O'byrne
Dearbhla Molloy, Brian F. O'byrne, Debra Messing and Peter Maloney
Brian F. O'byrne and Heather Goldenhersh O'byrne

Peter Maloney, Debra Messing, Brian F. O'Byrne and Dearbhla Molloy - Opening Night of Broadway's Outside Mullingar at the Friedman Theatre - Curtain Call. - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 23rd January 2014

Peter Maloney, Debra Messing, Brian F. O'byrne and Dearbhla Molloy
Peter Maloney, Debra Messing and Brian F. O'byrne
Peter Maloney, Debra Messing and Brian F. O'byrne
Peter Maloney, Debra Messing, Brian F. O'byrne and Dearbhla Molloy
Peter Maloney, Debra Messing, Brian F. O'byrne and Dearbhla Molloy
Peter Maloney and Debra Messing

John Aylward, Brian F. O'Byrne, Debra Messing and Dearbhla Molloy - Meet and greet with the cast of the play Outside Mullingar, held at the Manhattan Theater Club rehearsal space. - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd December 2013

John Aylward, Brian F. O'byrne, Debra Messing and Dearbhla Molloy
Doug Hughes, John Aylward, Brian F. O'byrne, Debra Messing, Dearbhla Molloy and John Patrick Shanley
John Aylward

Brooklyn's Finest Review


Good
This darkly shaded cop drama has an effectively moody tone, although it never feels any more gritty or realistic than a TV series. And despite solid acting, the plot feels both contrived and rather lethargic.

Three Brooklyn cops are confronting moral dilemmas on the job. Eddie (Gere) is a week away from retirement when he's asked to help a couple of rookies learn the ropes. But he'd rather just keep his head down. Tango (Cheadle) is deep undercover in a drug sting, threatened by a tough FBI agent (Barkin) to set up his childhood friend (Snipes). And Sal (Hawke) is looking to steal some drug-bust cash to top up his salary so he can look after his pregnant wife (Taylor) and children.

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Brian F. O'Byrne and Bobby Cannavale - Brian F. O'Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Thursday 2nd April 2009 at Lyceum Theatre New York City, USA

Brian F. O'byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Brian F. O'byrne and Bobby Cannavale

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead Review


Excellent
At the tender age of 83, director Sidney Lumet opens his latest film with a married couple going at it, doggy-style, in a bedroom full of mirrors. The wife is black-haired and thin while the husband is bulky and stares at the reflection as if it's his only moment of true triumph. In a recent interview, Lumet described the image as the man's idea of "classy"; an act of high-class privilege that the man can only hope to aspire to.

The man in question is Andy (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a pudgy volcano of a corporate hustler with a trophy wife. Gina (Marisa Tomei) fits that role to a T as she spends Andy's money and enjoys mid-day quickies with Andy's brother Hank (Ethan Hawke). Hank's money goes towards his ex-wife (a great Amy Ryan) and daughter while Andy's cash, when not with Gina, is spent on heroin in the très chic twentieth-floor apartment of his dealer in Manhattan. The boys need dough and their bourgeois office jobs aren't keeping it coming in. That's when Andy gets the idea.

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Bug (2007) Review


Terrible
On my way out of William Friedkin's latest Bug, I overheard a gentleman in the lobby say to his companion that he hopes everyone involved in the picture fires their agents. The movie could mean at least a long stint in the doghouse for its two leads, Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon. It's regrettable, because the actors are clearly giving all they've got and then some to a project that, ultimately, amounts to a staggering miscalculation. As for Friedkin, I'm guessing he'll stay put for a few years before returning with another questionable clunker.

Working from Tracy Letts' adaptation of his own play, Friedkin gives us a five-character chamber piece, set in a downtrodden motel room out in the sticks. Bi-curious basket case Agnes (Judd) works as a waitress in a redneck bar by night, and shacks up in a motel room, in a pot-, coke-, and booze-induced stupor by day. It's her meager defense against the onslaught of just-paroled ex-husband Jerry (a beefed-up and amusing Harry Connick Jr.), who drops by to inflict verbal and physical abuse, not to mention dredging up memories of her long-lost son. The woman's only respite is her girlfriend, R.C. (Lynn Collins), a fellow waitress who's a tad too freewheeling for the reserved Agnes. Twitched-out and fragile, she meets her perfect match in the taciturn Peter (Shannon), a war veteran who harbors traumas of his own. Soon after they hook up, Peter becomes increasingly convinced that his body's been colonized by bugs -- bugs laying eggs and traveling up and down his bloodstream. Peter claims to be an escapee from a government medical lab where he was the subject of nefarious tests. He suspects the bugs were bio-engineered by the government to be tools for mind control. Before you know it, Bug has become a full-blown freak show, fueled by military-industrial conspiracies, and styled after Macbeth as the paranoid Peter and the needy Agnes become obsessive partners in mutual destruction.

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An Everlasting Piece Review


Very Good
The story behind An Everlasting Piece is more interesting than anything in the movie itself. The Irish screenwriter and star of the movie, Barry McEvoy, came up with the idea -- about two Irish barbers creating a toupee coup in Northern Ireland -- from his own experiences. According to the press notes, McEvoy grew up as the son of a barber who did his own stint as a hairpiece salesman, and McEvoy's character, Colm, is loosely based on his father, who told his son stories of his adventures selling wigs to both Catholics and Protestants, despite the tensions that almost made his own hair fall out.

An Everlasting Piece just feels good. It isn't a great movie; there is no deep, satisfying reward for watching it. But the characters, dialogue, and story form a charismatic relationship with the audience. This is certainly not Barry Levinson's best work to date. He does, however, direct McEvoy's script with the right attitude. Levinson doesn't take the circumstances too seriously -- these are hairpiece salesman after all -- but he doesn't go over the top in a quirky comic tone either. There aren't any corny bald jokes: The movie is smart enough not to waste it's time with lame humor about hair thinning.

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Disco Pigs Review


Weak
I'm gonna fess up: I've got no idea what this movie is supposed to be about.

Revolving around the self-destructive relationship between two Irish lads named Runt (Elaine Cassidy) and Pig (Cillian Murphy), there are flashbacks, voice-overs, dream sequences, and weepy music, as these two morose teens dally about in what I guess passes for a romance.

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Queen And Country Trailer

Queen And Country Trailer

Basic training for the Korean War is tough on a group of young British cadets....

Jimmy's Hall Trailer

Jimmy's Hall Trailer

Jimmy Gralton is a political activist in the 1930s with strong communist values. Unfortunately, this...

Brooklyn's Finest Movie Review

Brooklyn's Finest Movie Review

This darkly shaded cop drama has an effectively moody tone, although it never feels any...

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Before The Devil Knows You're Dead Movie Review

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead Movie Review

At the tender age of 83, director Sidney Lumet opens his latest film with a...

Bug (2007) Movie Review

Bug (2007) Movie Review

On my way out of William Friedkin's latest Bug, I overheard a gentleman in the...

An Everlasting Piece Movie Review

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The story behind An Everlasting Piece is more interesting than anything in the movie itself....

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